Survival in today's marketplace demands professionals who combine a passion for innovation with the ability to analyze and interpret large volumes of data.

92 percent of students in the program have secured employment within three months of graduation.But few managers possess the technical training to successfully lead their organization's forays into technologies such as Twitter, Facebook and the Internet of Things. That leaves those companies unable to capitalize on the limitless opportunities available through such universally available tools and the endless data they provide.

The Business Intelligence & Analytics Master's Degree program provides the analytical and professional skills necessary to take advantage of this data, to move organizations from the traditional mode of intuition-based decision-making to fact-based decision-making.

“Companies are looking for people who can use analytics to interpret the data, but they also need business acumen — and in this program, they get both.”

Rochelle Lostumbo, business unit executive, IBM

The curriculum covers the concepts and tools at the forefront of the Big Data revolution: database management, data warehousing, data and text mining, social network analytics, optimization, risk analytics, and technologies such as Hadoop and data stream analytics. Upon earning your degree, you will have completed a capstone course in which you'll work on a major project, using real data, under the guidance of an industry mentor. Coursework emphasizes training in languages such as R, SAS, Python and Sparc, as well as traditional business skills, such as communication, analytical thinking and ethical reasoning.

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Going beyond the data

The Business Intelligence & Analytics program emphasizes the application of Big Data to business problems, ensuring graduates can build actionable strategies based on the numbers.

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